A PROTEST was held at a fatal accident blackspot this week in a bid to spur Barnsley Council’s highways bosses into carrying out a safety review.

Campaigners gathered at the crossroads at Hazlehead, on the A616 Whams Road near Penistone, on Wednesday following the latest collision earlier this month.

The action group will next meet on Wednesday at 7pm for a public meeting at Crow Edge Community Centre.

Council officers and South Yorkshire Police have been invited to attend, following pressure from Penistone West Couns David Greenhough and Hannah Kitching.

Campaigner Lisa Taylor said: “Accidents have occurred for numerous years and in the last 15 years alone there has been at least eight people killed.

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“There are bus stops actually on the crossroads, which is a 60mph road - you come up the blind hill doing the speed limit and there’s a bus parked up.

“On lots of occasions people have tried to get Barnsley Council to listen and still nothing has happened to make the road safer.

“Reducing the speed limit would be a start - residents who see these things happen daily think enough is enough.”